CMS Uses Late Comeback To Complete Sweep Of Sagehens

CMS Uses Late Comeback To Complete Sweep Of Sagehens

Claremont, Calif. - The CMS Softball team scored twice in the sixth to tie it and three times in the seventh to win it, all with two outs, taking a 7-4 win over Pomona-Pitzer in the second of two games on Friday afternoon.

The Athenas also won the first game 11-0 in five innings to complete the sweep and improve to 24-10 overall and 16-6 in the SCIAC. Pomona-Pitzer slips to 11-20 overall and 5-17 in the SCIAC with the loss.

Sophomore outfielder Ashley Morello (Santa Cruz, Calif.) had the only hit in the opening game for the Sagehens and scored two runs in the nightcap. Freshman third baseman Paige Oliver (Citrus Heights, Calif.) added a two-run single in the first to give the Sagehens a 3-1 lead, and junior first baseman Lauren Boden (Atlanta, Ga.) added an RBI double in the second to make it 4-1.

However, the Athenas pulled within 4-2 in the fifth and then loaded the bases with nobody out in the sixth. The Sagehens caught a break as a would-be sacrifice fly from Harmony Palmer was taken away when the runner was called out for leaving early, but Katie Savard followed with a two-run double to left-center to tie the score.

Pomona-Pitzer then fell victim to some bad luck in the seventh, as Carlene Roberts flared a single the other way that fell just inside the right field line to start the inning. After two sacrifices and a walk put runners on second and third with two outs, Tara Robinson hit a shallow fly behind second base. Sophomore center fielder Leah Bleichner (Simi Valley, Calif.) charged hard and dove for it, getting her glove to the ball just before it hit the ground, but the ball popped free for a two-run double to break the tie. Palmer tacked on an RBI single to make it 7-4, and the Sagehens managed only a two-out single in the bottom half.

Hayley Schultz threw a one-hitter in the opener, allowing only an infield single to Morello to lead off the bottom of the first. The Athenas gave her plenty of support with 11 runs, as Savard was 3-for-4 with three RBI, and Palmer was 2-for-3 with three runs scored.

Pomona-Pitzer will be back in action tomorrow for a road doubleheader at Cal Lutheran.